Tiago Monteiro won the opening race of the WTCC on the stage in Hungary, kept attack the ward Sebastian Loeb Racing Tom Chilton, while his main rival for the title and teammate Norbert Michelis fell on the first lap due to contact with Ted Bearcom.
John Filippi started from pole position, but there have been problems, which to the first corner the order among the leaders was: Monteiro, Chilton, Bjork and Michelis.
In the fifth rotation, the Hungarians launched an attack on Birka, with the result that the latter broke the steering, and a favorite of the local audience got a puncture.
Pilot RC Motorsport Yann Urlacher hoped that the qualification stage of the WTCC at the Hungaroring will take place on wet pavement.
In the second training session on a wet track Yann became the third, however, in qualifying, failed to rise above the 11-th place, which will start in two Sunday races.
Rob Huff won the qualification at the Hungaroring
“We were hoping for rain before qualification. But it seems that both races will be held on dry land, ‘ said the Frenchman in an interview with TouringCarTimes. – We know that Lada is strong on a wet track, and I felt comfortable in...
Pilot Munnich Motorsport’s Rob Huff was the best at the end of qualifying stage of the WTCC at the Hungaroring.
In the third segment, determines a starting position of the five best riders in the main race, Huff has shown time 1.48,264, which was out of reach for his rivals.
The closest rival Rob was another pilot on the Citroen C-Elysee Mehdi Bennani, who lost to Briton 0,327 seconds. Third and fourth place went to Esteban Guerrieri and nick Katsburg, and the fifth line of the Protocol was made partner at the Polestar Volvo Nika Nestor Girolami.
Positions six through eight between...
Honda pilot Norbert Michelis and Tiago Monteiro are the best in the final training stage of the WTCC at the Hungaroring.
The second training session took place on wet pavement, but even the weather didn’t prevent the Hungarian Michelis to please their compatriots.
Norbert drove the fastest lap at 2.03,646, and the leader of the overall 2017 Monteiro lost to his teammate only 0,192 seconds.
On a high third place was the representative of the RC Motorsport Yann Erlacher, acting on the Lada Vesta. The Frenchman lost to landmark Norbert 0,667 seconds.
Fourth, the Protocol and final pilot...
From Rob Huff Munnich Motorsport were faster than their rivals in a training session at the Hungaroring.
First first place in the intermediate result table took Tiago Monteiro behind the wheel pretty potjazhelevshie Honda Civic WTCC, but almost immediately after that the track went a light rain, which for a long time it was impossible to expect improvement.
However, the first could allow for a drying track Mehdi Bennani. Pilot Sebastien Loeb Racing took took first place, but was quickly interrupted by Tom Chilton, then Nick Katsburg, and then Huff with its terms for 1.50,609.
Edition Touring Car Times reports that the car Citroen C-Elysee will receive an additional 10 kg of ballast on the stage of the WTCC at the Hungaroring.
Initially, the Citroen had to obtain 50 kg of ballast, but it will be increased to 60 kg. Presumably the ballast will be increased by reason of error in the calculations an average of the fastest laps of the pilots Citroen.
It is expected that the WTCC will confirm the change in the ballast for the drivers on the C-Elysee in the near future.
The rest of the weight ballasts on the stage in Hungary remained unchanged.
The weight ballast on the...
Kevin Gleason, two weeks ago, debuted in the WTCC in the squad RC Motorsport Lada Vesta in Monza, will represent the French team at the third stage of season 2017 at the Hungaroring.
“I have no expectations from this weekend, because I’ve never played at the Hungaroring, – quotes TouringCarTimes Gleason. But I watched a lot of F1 races at this track and looking forward to the moment of acquaintance with her.
The Hungaroring is a more technical circuit than Monza. I’m preparing for the week-end, viewing video from the onboard camera and the telemetry from last season. I...
Pilot Citroen Munnich Motorsport’s Rob Huff was left surprised by the pace of the Honda in Monza.
Rob couldn’t keep up with his former team mate Tiago Monteiro in the main race and finished third. Brit was surprised that the Honda Civic showed the highest speed on the Italian circuit.
“I thought this weekend will belong to us [Citroen] and Volvo, and Honda for this track must be inconvenient,’ said Huff in an interview with TouringCarTimes. But they did a great job in the offseason and improved a lot.
Direct Tiago easily broke away from me. Sorry Honda, we are unable...
Pilot RC Motorsport Lada Yann Urlacher were great in the first race at Monza, finishing sixth, but then he was fined ten seconds for violation of the boundaries of the track and moved up to 11th place in the Protocol.
“At the start, when the lights went red lights, the marshals threw on the track double yellow flags, because someone [Tom Coronel] stalled at the start, said the following in an interview with TouringCarTimes. I just crossed the white line to avoid crashing into the frozen car, because the same thing happened in Marrakech.
But the stewards said I had violated the...
Pilot Polestar Racing Cyan thed björk won the main race in Monza.
In qualifying, the Swede has won the Volvo for the pole position, however, the starting lights Ted reacted not so well, skipping on ahead of him Tiago Monteiro.
However, Tiago didn’t procederal and one circle at the approach to the Parabolica Bjork has regained the first place.
After that Ted did not give reason to doubt the superiority over competitors and confidently brought it to victory.
“The car was very fast,’ said björk. On the other hand, I need to train starts.
However, I was able to use a small...